Cross Country Signal Race


There should be two cross country runners, a reader, sender, receiver and writer on each team. A runner of each team is posted with the leader. The signal readers and senders of both teams are posted about 1/8 of a mile, say, north of the leader. The receiver, writer and runner of one team are located 1/8 of a mile to the west of the sending station and in plain sight of it. The corresponding Scouts of the other team take up a corresponding position, to the east. The leader gives the same written message to each runner, and these run to the readers of their team. The message is read, sent, received and written down, turned over to the other runner and brought back to the leader, thus making a sort of triangular journey, More runners, or even another signal team may be added if desired.

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